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It’s long after the George Zimmerman trial. (But the man acquitted in the murder of Trayvon Martin is still making headlines – That’s to be expected. Remember Casey Anthony?)

Live tweets, live updates, recap stories, interactive chats – all staples of local and national media online coverage.

Who do you think did it best? What do you think worked? What was missing?

For me, the biggest asset was from the public information officer for the 18th Judicial Court (@PIOFLCourts18) providing updates on Twitter.

At 9:47 p.m. on Saturday July 13, 2013, the PIO sent out a tweet: “We have a verdict.”

This tweet was sent directly to my cell phone because I turned on notifications and our newsroom was able to react quickly after a day of jury deliberations.

Other sources on Twitter were also valuable:

Trayvon Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump – @attorneycrump

George Zimmerman Legal case – @GZlegalCase

And various family who also provided updates.

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